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Naomi Wolf gets religion NAOMI WOLF has found Jesus!
la times ^ | January 27, 2006 | Rosa Brooks

Posted on 01/27/2006 9:06:30 PM PST by tbird5

Wolf first made a name for herself with "The Beauty Myth," a 1991 feminist critique of feminine stereotypes. Admired by some and ridiculed by others, Wolf has since written on everything from motherhood to promiscuity. During the 2000 election campaign, she famously advised Al Gore to work on being an "alpha male," and her most recent book, a folksy memoir about her father, left many erstwhile fans clearing their throats in embarrassment.

Maybe that's what pushed Wolf toward Jesus. In an interview published last weekend in Scotland's Glasgow Sunday Herald, Wolf announced that she had been struggling with a midlife crisis a few years ago when she went into "a light meditative state." That's when it happened: "I was completely dumbfounded but I actually had this vision of … of Jesus."

If that doesn't sound like the Naomi Wolf you love (or hate), Wolf agrees. "I wasn't myself in this visual experience. I was a 13-year-old boy sitting next to him [Jesus] and feeling feelings I'd never felt in my lifetime…. It was probably the most profound experience of my life."

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1 posted on 01/27/2006 9:06:32 PM PST by tbird5
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To: tbird5

Good for her.


2 posted on 01/27/2006 9:08:10 PM PST by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: cyborg

Always good when a sinner finds Christ.


3 posted on 01/27/2006 9:09:49 PM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: tbird5
"I wasn't myself in this visual experience. I was a 13-year-old boy sitting next to him [Jesus] and feeling feelings I'd never felt in my lifetime…. It was probably the most profound experience of my life."

Uh................ok

4 posted on 01/27/2006 9:10:14 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: tbird5

Warning - another liberal talking about 'feelings' instead of knowing the Word and understanding Jesus in her heart. I will wait to see her fruit. In the past she has always acted like one....


5 posted on 01/27/2006 9:10:55 PM PST by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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To: SmoothTalker

Agreed.


6 posted on 01/27/2006 9:11:33 PM PST by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: tbird5

As the old saying goes....Jesus must not have seen her first.


7 posted on 01/27/2006 9:11:46 PM PST by TheBigB (Moooooomm! I'll pick up my clothes later! I'm busy raging against the machine!)
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To: dighton; Kenny Bunk

"I was a 13-year-old boy sitting next to him [Jesus]"

She was transformed into a boy?


8 posted on 01/27/2006 9:13:08 PM PST by Shermy
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To: txzman

I agree, but still it boils down to where does she go now if that was a real encounter with the Lord. God does not handle everyone the same way in the conversion process, and we need to give room.


9 posted on 01/27/2006 9:13:46 PM PST by GarySpFc (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: SmoothTalker

"Always good when a sinner finds Christ."

Why include the 'sinner'? We're all sinners. You might as well say "Always good when someone finds Christ"


10 posted on 01/27/2006 9:15:06 PM PST by Flightdeck (Longhorns+January=Rose Bowl Repeat)
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To: tbird5

First the Harry Potter author and now Naomi Wolf. It's a good beginning!


11 posted on 01/27/2006 9:15:34 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: tbird5
Well, no need to be snide!

Having scanned the column...would that Rosa had followed her own advice.

12 posted on 01/27/2006 9:16:08 PM PST by RichInOC (Print the Times on two-ply so it'll be good for something.)
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To: tbird5
This reminds me of when Jane Fonda "found Jesus" and then went right on bashing Bush, being pro-abortion and all that.

Considering Wolf and her crowd, this is a "hip" Jesus, the "Who's your buddy?" Jesus.

13 posted on 01/27/2006 9:16:36 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/#quotes)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Needs better bolding:

"I wasn't myself in this visual experience. I was a 13-year-old boy sitting next to him and feeling feelings I'd never felt in my lifetime. It was probably the most profound experience of my life."

I *think* I'm happy for her...

14 posted on 01/27/2006 9:17:04 PM PST by M203M4
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To: DJ MacWoW

Wolf's always been a little odd. Her strange worldview has even angered her fellow feminists on occasion. A few years ago she created a furor when she wrote an article arguing that abortion supporters should openly admit that abortion kills a baby. She thought it would be a better tactic to call abortion a human sacrifice necessary to preserve women's freedom than to lie and say the unborn are mere "cell clusters". I was posting a lot on an abortion debate board at the time and the hardcore pro-aborts there were FURIOUS beyond belief at her for writing that article.

Hopefully, she's really found Christ. Of course, a few years back Jane Fonda claimed to have become a Christian, but she's still peddling abortion and the rest of the leftist garbage she did before. I guess we'll find out eventually if Naomi has really changed or if it's just a stunt of some kind.


15 posted on 01/27/2006 9:18:41 PM PST by puroresu (Conservatism is an observation; Liberalism is an ideology)
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To: tbird5
Lesson of the Parable of the sower....

Not all who receive the word last thru tribution. I'm always glad when someone says they've embraced christianity...but it doesn't always mean they have really.

16 posted on 01/27/2006 9:18:51 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: tbird5

Hasn't Naomi Wolf always been a Christian?


17 posted on 01/27/2006 9:20:01 PM PST by TheBrotherhood
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To: TheBrotherhood

She is Jewish.


18 posted on 01/27/2006 9:21:42 PM PST by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: tbird5
From her actual interview:

Wolf emphasised that her spiritual renewal strengthened her commitment to feminism as her life mission. “I believe that each of us is here to help repair the world,” she said. “My particular mission seems to be about helping women remember what’s sacred about them or what’s sacred about femininity .”

She also expressed apprehension that her faith would be hijacked by religious groups. “I don’t want to be co-opted as the poster child for any religion or any agenda,” said Wolf, who was brought up in a liberal Jewish household. “There are a lot of people out there just waiting for some little Jewish feminist to cross over. I don’t claim to get where this being fits into the scheme of things but I absolutely believe in divine providence now, absolutely believe God totally cares about every single one of us intimately.”

19 posted on 01/27/2006 9:23:03 PM PST by Phocion ("Protection" really means exploiting the consumer. - Milton Friedman)
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To: M203M4
and feeling feelings I'd never felt in my lifetime.

Cahones?
Jollyworts?
Neuticals?

I *think* I'm happy for her...

I think she's still got a problem. LOL

20 posted on 01/27/2006 9:24:33 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: tbird5

Who's more of a Alpha male? Jesus or Al Gore?


21 posted on 01/27/2006 9:24:38 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: potlatch

Don't forget Anne Rice!


22 posted on 01/27/2006 9:24:53 PM PST by dangus
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To: puroresu; Darkwolf377

I think Darkwolf377 has it right. She says she went into "a light meditative state." and found the "hip" Jesus.


23 posted on 01/27/2006 9:26:19 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: tbird5
The Wolf also shall dwell with the Lamb. . . .
--Isaiah 11:6
24 posted on 01/27/2006 9:26:47 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Things turned out pretty well for the biblical Naomi, too.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Honey is your tongue planted in your cheek?


25 posted on 01/27/2006 9:28:21 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: LdSentinal
"I am the Alpha and the Omega. . . ."
Jesus, Revelation 22:13
26 posted on 01/27/2006 9:30:54 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: DarthVader

>She is Jewish.

I wasn't sure whether she was a Christian or not prior to the conversion. Good thing she converted to Christianity. Let's hope it's a true conversion and others will follow.


27 posted on 01/27/2006 9:31:15 PM PST by TheBrotherhood
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To: DJ MacWoW

Hey, if Ms. Wolf really is a Christian (which I don't know), then she will dwell with the Lamb--the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.


28 posted on 01/27/2006 9:32:35 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: dangus

That's right! How could I forget her. I go to a used Bookmart and they wouldn't carry her books. I never read them but knew what they were about.

Strange how it's happening, huh?


29 posted on 01/27/2006 9:32:55 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch

Don't forget Anne Rice's return to Catholicism. This keeps up the Apocalypse will be at the door.


30 posted on 01/27/2006 9:35:26 PM PST by xkaydet65 (Peace, Love, Brotherhood, and Firepower. And the greatest of these is Firepower!)
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To: tbird5

well, that's really good news.


31 posted on 01/27/2006 9:37:08 PM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: Charles Henrickson

I agree. But that little boy thing is, um, strange at best. I've heard a lot of testimonies but none ever matched this story!


32 posted on 01/27/2006 9:38:45 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: xkaydet65

Someone else mentioned Ann Rice too!!


33 posted on 01/27/2006 9:39:33 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: SmoothTalker
Right, but....

Grain/Salt

34 posted on 01/27/2006 9:40:38 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here… move on.)
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To: tbird5

Taken with a pound of salt!


35 posted on 01/27/2006 9:42:06 PM PST by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America)
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To: tbird5

The entire article is so snide about Christianity as to make you ill. Oops, it's the LA Times. I wish I read that earlier. I would have saved myself from a heartburn.


36 posted on 01/27/2006 9:43:21 PM PST by winner3000
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To: txzman

I will wait to see her fruit. In the past she has always acted like one....

LoL Still is....sitting next to Jesus as a boy? For some reason I don't see this as a revelation.


37 posted on 01/27/2006 9:48:03 PM PST by Sweetjustusnow (Oust the IslamoCommies here and abroad.)
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To: potlatch

I always thought that she was a bit of lost soul. If she's truly found Christ, good for her! If not, well, she'll have to sort that out for herself. Lots of people ride the road to Damascus, and we should accept them with open arms.


38 posted on 01/27/2006 9:59:40 PM PST by Threepwood
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To: DJ MacWoW

I have the feeling that when asked to clarify she will say this is the Jesus that is Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay Marriage and would have voted for Gore. You know, THAT Jesus...the one they wrote Jesus Christ Superstar about. ;)


39 posted on 01/27/2006 10:00:31 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/#quotes)
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To: tbird5

While I hope for the best, and wish her well in her new found faith, I can't help cynically thinking, "Just another phase." I pray I'm wrong.


40 posted on 01/27/2006 10:02:12 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Mad-Mo! Allah bin Satan commands ye: Bow to him 5 times/day: Head down, @ss-up, and fart at Heaven!)
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To: Threepwood

I agree with you.


41 posted on 01/27/2006 10:02:25 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Darkwolf377

I agree. Her "testimony" doesn't pass the sniff test. I pray she actually picks up a Bible and gets the truth.


42 posted on 01/27/2006 10:04:47 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: tbird5
It is amazing that this woman can see Jesus and I can't. Is she lying, or am I just starving for the love of my Lord.

She says it is true, and I say it is true (if it ever happens) and my version would be a lie. I'm no celebrity, therefore, I'm just a rednecked idiot,because I'm not Whathername.

43 posted on 01/27/2006 10:07:22 PM PST by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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To: tbird5
When left wing moonbats get old and realized that someday soon they may die, they get religion. Remember Jane Fonda became a Christian about the time she turned 60.
44 posted on 01/27/2006 10:12:18 PM PST by Ticonderoga34
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To: Darkwolf377
"Who's your buddy?" Jesus.

Yeah. The Jesus who tells us it's not our personal responsibility to take care of those who need help. It's our job to fork over the cash to the feds to do it for us.

I'm a tad skeptical. Finding a moral clarity doesn't occur overnight. I've been working on it for 40+ years and still have a ways to go.

I suspect this is just "tell the people what they want to hear" cuz the end justifies the means. (Course I'd be happy to be wrong.)

45 posted on 01/27/2006 10:17:55 PM PST by lizma
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To: TheBigB

ahhh hahahahahahahaa

Can you imagine someone so vile that Jesus crosses the street when He sees them coming?


46 posted on 01/27/2006 10:33:20 PM PST by kenth
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To: DarthVader
She is Jewish.

Good for her if she in fact follows Judaism, or converts to Christianity.

I'm surprised she didn't make some comment about "I'm Jewish, and Jesus was Jewish" and then goes on about how that makes her better or reinforces her feminist beliefs or whatever, ending with comments about Jesus being the original Jewish feminist or something. She's said some pretty strange stuff in the past.
47 posted on 01/27/2006 10:36:35 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: tbird5
Wrong religion. I'd think she'd look better with her head covered.
48 posted on 01/27/2006 10:38:16 PM PST by zarf (It's time for a college football playoff system.)
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To: tbird5

Why would a Jew need to waste time with a middle man. Stick with original Naomi.


49 posted on 01/27/2006 10:39:32 PM PST by zarf (It's time for a college football playoff system.)
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To: TheBrotherhood
I don't think she did convert. She had a vision.

Her vision may change her life but it doesn't mean she's going to accept the doctrines and disciplines of a church. Knowing about Naomi -- that's not very likely.

I wish her well, but is this the sort of thing one wants to go public about? By all means let it change one's life. Become a better person, to be sure. But tell reporters about it?

50 posted on 01/27/2006 10:40:26 PM PST by x
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